At ServInt, we believe in offering customers the products they want. CentOS is our primary OS offering on our Flex VPS line simply because we believe it’s the best server platform out there. That being said, a lot of you have asked for other options, especially Ubuntu. Well, we hear you. Starting today, you can order your favorite ServInt Flex products with the Ubuntu operating system installed
Ubuntu has gained a lot of popularity since its introduction in 2004. That’s mainly because it’s a great desktop platform, and many people worldwide learn on it.
After talking to countless customers about their desire to use the platform they know, we’ve decided we’d let all you Ubuntu fans do just that.
CentOS will remain the default OS for all managed hosting platforms, but now Ubuntu users can take advantage of ServInt’s great stability, uptime and performance on the platform they already love.
ServInt is currently offering Ubuntu with the latest long-term support (LTS) version — 12.04.1 — in both 32- and 64-bit iterations, and as of roll out, the Ubuntu OS over VPS will be offered unmanaged. Visit our product pages to order today.
What other operating systems would you like to see ServInt offer next?
There are times when new product development is hard, and times when it’s easy. When it’s easy, the market presents a series of clear signals that indicate with blinding obviousness what customers really want. That’s what happened to spark the development of our newest product line, the Flex Semi-Dedicated TwoCore and ThreeCore servers.
With these new “Semi-dedicated” servers we addressed two frequently asked questions with one new product: ”how many CPU cores do I get with that?”, and “how many people am I sharing my server with?” With the Semi-Dedicated TwoCore server, the answer to the CPU core question is simple: two. The ThreeCore — well, you can probably guess how many CPU cores you’re guaranteed with that one.
The second question is equally easy to answer. Both the TwoCore and ThreeCore servers are “semi-dedicated.” That means that they’re 100% dedicated to just two users: you and somebody else. That’s it. That means less contention for burst resources, greater performance consistency, and greater predictability.
Both the Flex TwoCore and ThreeCore have customizable RAM and disk options like all Flex servers. Here are the The baseline specs: Read more
Two weeks ago, at the start of a European publicity tour, I announced that ServInt was opening a European data center in Amsterdam. The interest in ServInt EU and the level of pre-orders we have received since then has been impressive and gratifying.
We are now officially selling servers in our ServInt EU facility. As anyone who pre-ordered a server in our European data center already knows, we opened up sales to the public this morning. Read more
But it’s not all just VIP passes and cheap drinks. Last night, at a Web Host Industry Review event in Amsterdam, Christian announced that we are taking pre-orders for our new European data center located in Amsterdam: ServInt EU.
ServInt EU is an exciting expansion for all of us. It is our first European data center, and offers companies with audiences in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East the opportunity to experience our legendary customer support while locating their servers as close as possible to their customers.
ServInt EU is “lit” and the hardware is up. We’re still a few administrative details away from opening up for business, but we will soon be offering the Essential+ through Super Flex VPS packages, and expanding our offerings as demand dictates. We expect a lot of requests for our European data center servers, so if you want to reserve a slot for your business, submit your pre-order now.
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ServInt has always been about giving its customers flexibility. When we started, we entered a market full of shared servers. We started giving people the power of a full server — and this was back in 1995 before it was even called a dedicated server. We were early to the giving-people-lots-of-power party.
We did the same thing with our VPS platform. We saw a world filled with terrible, low-end dedicated servers that had no redundancy and meager power. We realized we could give customers more power, more scalability and more redundancy using virtualization and were one of the first companies to push the VPS as a “dedicated server replacement” platform.
A couple years back we brought our virtualization layer to our dedicated server line and it became the Solo Series. The goal was to give our dedicated customers the same flexibility that our VPS customers had, so if they needed to quickly move up or down in resources we’d have their backs. Read more
“Cloud hosting” used to be what companies called their services when they needed to impress investors. Now, it’s a term they use when what they really mean is “more virtualization.” Okay. I can live with that — there was a point when people finally stopped referring to scuba gear as a “self-contained, underwater breathing apparatus” as well. In a mixed-up world, I’ll always go to the mat for a little common sense in the way we talk to each other. But let’s be clear: in the hosting industry, “cloud” is still a vaguely understood buzz word — not a well-defined thing.
ServInt spent years being very picky about when you could actually call virtualized hosting “cloud.” Each year, some new vendor would roll out a new “cloud hosting” platform, and our engineers would scoff, in Crocodile Dundee fashion, (“Cloud?! That’s not a cloud!”) at the arrogance of it all. To us, cloud hosting meant radical, meaningful, and — most important — useful changes to the way customers operated their online businesses. By that standard, none of the new “cloud hosting” systems impressed us much. Read more
Earlier today ServInt announced its latest line of dedicated server products. Although we upgraded some core components in our Solo Series dedicated servers over the last two years, those changes weren’t profound enough to justify too much fanfare. Instead, we wanted to wait for a major revision to update the server line entirely–and it’s finally here! So, without further ado, I introduce our Flex Private server packages.
Our Flex line of servers represents the next generation of server technology. Our new servers include larger CPUs with more cores, more RAM, and substantially more storage space. (Andrea True would be proud: “More, More, More.”) Even with these advanced hardware options, however, we’ve also been able to reduce the cost to levels that are surprising for the quality of the enterprise-grade hardware we’ll be providing. Read more